Will Hump Removel Will Automatically Raise Small Drooping Tip? (photo)

i have small hump and little drooping tip.my dr said only hump removel will straighten my nose,raising the tip will shorten the length..but i also want little raised tip without shortening the nose

Doctor Answers 6


The answer is no. Reducing a dorsal hump will have little to do with the position of your tip. The good news is that your tip can be rotated with several different techniques

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will Hump Removal Raise Drooping Tip

Removal of a hump will not automatically raise a drooping tip. The slight tip rotation you would have will not significantly shorten your nose. I suggest you sketch or use computer imaging to see the proposed changes.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Hump Reduction and Nasl Tip Lifting

Taking down a dorsal hump when a drooping tip exists will not raise the tip. In fact, dorsal hump reduction alone will likely make the tip seem even more downturned or droopy. The only way to change a droopy tip is to perform lifting manuevers on it, which while lifting it, will also create a shortening effect. You can not lift the tip without creating a slight nasal length shortening effect. I think with the small amount of tip lifting you need that the shortening effect would be inconsequential.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Dorsal bump removal and rotation of the tip

Thank you for your inquiry!

In short, shaving down the nasal bridge bump will not rotate your nasal tip and so a successful rhinoplasty is the one that will deal with all aspects of the nose harmoniously that will improve the way your nose looks to complement your facial features in a natural fashion. However, without a physical examination it is not possible to provide you with specific details. I highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a well-experienced surgeon.

It is important to mention that the finest cosmetic results in any particular case are based on a variety of factors, including: the unique anatomy of the patient, realistic expectations, a well-informed and detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon concerning the best options for you especially covering a deep understanding of the pros and cons of any given choice you will adopt.

Please keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon online who offers to tell you what to do without a physical examination covering the nature and the status of the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative solution would not be in your best interest. With that in mind, it is the safest and for your best interest to find a plastic surgeon with solid experience and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is ideally a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that you will trust and be comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Good luck!!!

Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

Will Hump Removel Will Automatically Raise Small Drooping Tip?

I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and Yes, the nasal tip oftens appears rotated upwards once the dorsal hump is removed during Rhinoplasty.  This most frequently occurs in what are termed "tension noses" where the dorsal cartilage actually pushes the nasal tip downward and the opposite happens once this cartilage is removed.  Further tip rotation is sometimes required and this should be discussed with the Rhinoplasty surgeon during your consultations.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews


As stated by the other physicians

Surgery on your nasal dorsum should not change your nasal tip.

Your tip should be analyzed in person to assess whether it needs to be refined, and/or rotated.

In summary if you're not happy with the appearance of your nasal tip this should be considered as part of the planning process for your rhinoplasty and surgery on your nasal dorsum does not typically affect the nasal tip

Paul Carniol, MD
Summit Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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